The explosive growth of e-commerce, mobile and social media has completely altered the customer’s lifestyle and buying habits. Companies looking to ride the wave of digital transformation need to have a digital strategy in place in order to make the most out of their digital investments.It is equally important to have a sound understanding of the digital lifecycle and identify business processes which would benefit by going digital.
As was mentioned earlier this week, today is the day Drupal 8 becomes official and is released for public consumption. The last time CMS Report was given the opportunity to talk about a major Drupal release was in January 2011 with the release of Drupal 7. If you thought the three year waiting period from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 was long, waiting nearly half a decade for Drupal 8 certainly feels like a lifetime in the world of content management. During this cycle of development, Drupal's own open source community has evolved and its developers have introduced hundreds of changes into the Drupal content management platform.
A new ‘starting point’ website was released this week from unroole.com to simplify website construction; this exciting new feature is built entirely from Bootstrap components.
Google is a company that definitely needs no introduction. Starting off with a search engine embedded with artificial intelligence now this tech giant has taken the market with great ease. In the wake of advancement in internet connectivity devices and components, Google is all set to stun the market with its hardware capabilities. OnHub is the latest addition to the Google hardware family which has been launched in partnership with TP link.
One of the top priorities of Google is to have additional security when compared to the other machines that are available. OnHub has many intriguing features that demonstrate how security should be one of the most vital considerations in the workplace. The following are some points worth mentioning in this regard.
The Ivy League university kicks off project to preserve one petabyte of history including the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
The Yale University Library, which recently celebrated its 314th anniversary, is collaborating with Preservica to preserve nearly one petabyte of digital content.
The Yale Library comprises 15 libraries and houses more than 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. Renowned globally for the size and rarity of much of its archive, it is highly regarded as an archival repository for many major 20th century American leaders. It is also home to The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies which contains approximately 4400 videotaped interviews. These have been digitized for preservation and access purposes, due to the degradation of their original media, and will be ingested into Preservica.
Knowledge management specialist, Intuition, is benefitting from using eXact learning solutions’ learning content management system (LCMS) to maintain and update its library of online content materials.
New services for UK2.net, Midphase and WestHost help customers tune websites for discoverability and fast load times
I admit it. When looking at the calendar my eyes have been focused on November 19, 2015. This is the date that Drupal 8, under development since 2011, is expected to be released. But for Drupal 6 users, the beginning of Drupal 8 also marks the beginning of the end for Drupal 6 support. Announced on Drupal.org, Michael Hess writes that Drupal 6 will reach end-of-life on February 24 2016.
Within the past couple days, I've received emails and phone calls from TERMINALFOUR's marketing best encouraging me to cover the company's latest news. The announcement concerns new software from TERMINALFOUR, which the company believes will help universities drive students to register to attend through better online engagement. The company already works with leading universities across the United States including the University of Florida, Texas Woman’s University and Central Wyoming College.
I've included TERMINALFOUR's announcement below. TERMINALFOUR has incorporated a ‘Form Builder’ and automated migration tool into v8.1 to help increase engagement. The company's past experience in working with universities have shown the migration tool allows site administrators to automatically migrate up to 93% of their content. That's an impressive number as anyone that has ever worked on a migration project well knows. I've worked on some projects where the automation was "zero" due to the joys of an in-house customized CMS. It's one of the reasons I recommend CMSs like TERMINALFOUR instead of letting your IT shop build their own CMS.